Current Affairs Recap of the Week: 30 November-4 December 2015 brings for its reader recap of the important current affairs of the week in bulleted form. This will be very useful for the aspirants in their preparation for different competitive exams like IAS/PCS, SSC, Bank, MBA and etc.

Dec 5, 2015 15:00 IST
facebook IconTwitter IconWhatsapp Icon brings for its reader recap of the important current affairs of the week in bulleted form. This will be very useful for the aspirants in their preparation for different competitive exams like IAS/PCS, SSC, Bank, MBA and etc.

• The state in which the coal miners started to switch to turmeric farming after the National Green Tribunal in April 2014 banned on coal mining and transportation in the region is - Meghalaya

• A three-day cultural extravaganza, Mayyazhi Mahotsavam, kicked off on 29 November 2015 in- Mahe

• He was re-elected as the president of Asian Tennis Federation – Anil Khanna

• The team which won the 2015 Davis Cup tennis title – Great Britain

• He won the 2015 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix title – Nico Rosberg

• Following the downing of their warplane by Ankara on the Syrian border, Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced economic sanctions against - Turkey

• Indian Shuttler PV Sindhu on 29 November 2015 won the Macau Open Grand Prix Gold women's singles title of Badminton for - the third consecutive time

• International Cricket Council (ICC) on 29 November 2015 suspended West Indies off-spinner from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect - Sunil Narine

• Some researchers have predicted that because of the impact of climate change most of the Himalayan glaciers will be gone in - 20 years

• The mission was launched by world leaders on 30 November 2015 for accelerating clean energy revolution - Mission Innovation

• He resigned as chief mentor of Mumbai Indians IPL team – Anil Kumble

• He led the formation of Breakthrough Energy Coalition on 30 November 2015 to reduce demand for fossil fuels - Bill Gates

• The leaders of a global conglomerate company who were awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Asian Business Leadership Forum (ABLF) Series in Dubai are – Hinduja Brothers

• The former Prime Minister of Burkina Faso who in November 2015 became newly elected President of the African country is - Roch Marc Christian Kaboré

• The movie which won the Golden Peacock Award for the Best Film at the 46th International Film Festival of India is - Embrace of the Serpent

• The Polish professional footballer who plays for German club Bayern Munich awarded with four separate official Guinness World Records certificates is - Robert Lewandowski

• The theme of the World AIDS Day that was observed on 1 December 2015 - Getting to zero, End AIDS by 2030

• The initiative launched by India and France jointly on 30 November 2015 - International Solar Alliance

• Place where the United Nations climate change conference (COP21) began on 30 November 2015 - Paris

• International Monetary Fund (IMF) on 30 November 2015 included China's Yuan into its elite reserve currency basket with effect from - 1 October 2016

• The Union Government on 30 November 2015 launched the injectable Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) as part of its commitment to - the Global Polio Endgame Strategy

• Outlining India's initiatives and stand on climate issues and on the basis of 2005 levels, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India will reduce its emissions intensity by 33 percent of its GDP by - 2030

• The Philippines has refuted China's claims over islands in the South China Sea, during week-long proceedings at an arbitration court in - The Hague

• Japanese whaling ships have departed for this 2015 Antarctic hunt, despite international opposition from - the port of Shimonoseki in south-western Japan

• The renowned sarangi player belonging to Sainia Gharana who died on 30 November 2015 in New Delhi is - Ustad Sabri Khan

• The renowned violinist who will be awarded with the Sangeet Samman at the ITC Sangeet Sammelan 2015 which will commence on 4 December 2015 in Kolkata is - Lakshminarayana Subramaniam

• He won gold medal in the seventh WBPF World Bodybuilding and Physique Championships in fitness physique category – Thakur Anoop Singh

• The percentage with which the Indian economy grew by between July and September 2015 – 7.4%

• He assumed the presidency of the Royal Society on 1 December 2015 in London – Sir Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

• President Pranab Mukherjee on 1 December 2015 gave assent to Factories (Amendment) Bill, 2015 to allow women to work in night shifts. The bill was passed by the state legislature of – Maharashtra

• The major Latin American country which has been facing the longest recession since the 1930s is – Brazil

• The second season of the International Premier Tennis League was inaugurated in – Japan

• The state government that on 1 December 2015 declared the entire state as drought hit is - Jharkhand

• Russia and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) agreed on a package of steps needed to reform - Moscow's scandal-ridden Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA)

• President Pranab Mukherjee gave his assent to a Bill passed by the Gujarat Assembly in February 2015 - Labour Laws (Gujarat Amendment) Bill 2015

• Reserve Bank Governor, Raghuram Rajan on 1 December 2015 left the key policy interest rate, or repo rate unchanged, at - 6.75 percent

• International Day for the Abolition of Slavery is observed on - 2 December

• One of the finest exponents of Koodiyattom and Nangiarkoothu who passed away on 1 December 2015 - Margi Sathi

• Person sworn-in as the 43rd Chief Justice of India (CJI) on 3 December 2015 - Justice Tirath Singh Thakur

• Indian-American techie who has been appointed as advisor to the Accessible India campaign of Prime Minister Narendra Modi - Pranav Desai

• The veteran industrialist associated with the Chettinad Group of Companies who died on 2 December 2015 in Chennai is - MAM Ramaswamy

• The Senior Janata Dal (United) leader elected as the new Speaker of the Bihar Legislative Assembly is – Vijay Kumar Chaudhary

• Union Cabinet on 2 December 2015 gave its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in the field of water resources management between India and – Israel

• Indian-American professor who was named as the chair of the prestigious Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Board of Directors on 2 December 2015 is - Vijay M Rao

• International Day of Persons with Disabilities was observed across the world on 3 December 2015 with the theme - Inclusion matters: access and empowerment for people of all abilities

• The Union Cabinet on 2 December 2015 approved the signing of the agreement on visa facilitation for Diplomatic, Official/Service and Ordinary passport holders with - Iran

• Bhopal on 3 December 2015 observed the 31st anniversary of gas leak tragedy, one of the worst industrial disasters of the world that occurred on - 2 and 3 December 1984

• The nationwide campaign for persons with disabilities launched by Arun Jaitley on 3 December 2015 in New Delhi is - Accessible India Campaign

• The state which became India’s first state to launch Rotavirus vaccination project is – Himachal Pradesh

• The percentage to which the priority sector lending target for RRBs was increased to by the RBI – 75%

• The country that topped the November 2015 edition of FIFA World Rankings – Belgium

• India’s rank in November 2015 edition of FIFA World Rankings - 166

• A broad coalition of 290 organisations on 2 December 2015 announced Paris Pact that is related to - Water and Climate Change Adaptation

• Union Cabinet on 2 December 2015 approved Regional Centre for Biotechnology Bill, 2015 to give legal status to an already established institution that is located in the city – Faridabad

• Vyachakurahalli village became first smokeless village in the country in December 2015. The village belongs to the state – Karnataka

• The Navy day is celebrated on 4 December to commemorate the success of Operation Trident of Indian Navy on - Karachi Harbour during the 1971 Indo-Pak war

• United States Defence Secretary Ash Carter on 3 December 2015 announced that all combat roles in the US military will be opened to - women

• The International Energy Agency (IEA) said that climate pledges made for the Paris conference will slow growth in energy related emissions, which account for - two-thirds of total green house gas emissions

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